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Luetkemeyer: Democrats Failed the American People on Inflation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) issued the following statement on the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) report.

“One thing’s for sure – Democrats have gotten good at spinning terrible economic news. Thanks to their efforts, this holiday season will be one of the most expensive on record for American families. What Biden and his Democrat allies fail to highlight is the staggering inflation rates for items like shelter, energy, and groceries. If you use propane, you are paying 65.7% more than you did last year to heat your home or business this winter. Overall, folks are paying 7.1% more than they did one year ago. The damage has been done. Two years of reckless spending has consequences and American families and Main Street businesses are paying the price. This is not sustainable,” said Ranking Member Luetkemeyer.